Excited to publish and share with the VLSI global community our TCVLSI Volume 8 Issue 3 newsletter, the seventh in my role as the IEEE-TCVLSI Chair. The August 2022 TCVLSI newsletter features two invited articles. The first, “Making Hardware Design Look More Like Software Design – What Are The Missing Pieces?” by Dr. Rob Aitken from Synopsys, discusses why hardware design today does not look like software design and what it will take to get us there. The second “Scalable Algorithmic Checks for Autonomous Systems: Electronics, Control and Machine Intelligence” by Prof Abhijit Chatterjee and Chandramouli Amarnath of Georgia Tech calls for hierarchical error-checking methodologies running in real-time to minimize and eliminate operational hazards in systems like autonomous robots and self-driving cars.
The newsletter spotlights one of TCVLSI’s sponsored conferences in 2022. The newsletter spotlights one of TCVLSI’s sponsored conferences in 2022, the IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI). One-page teasers of two best papers awarded at the 2022 ISVLSI conference are showcased: “An Efficient Accelerator of Deformable 3D Convolutional Network for Video Super-Resolution” and “Adaptable Multi-Level Voltage to Binary Converter Using Ferroelectric FETs.”
In a continuation of our Women in VLSI (WiV) series, we share an inspiring interview with Prof. Diana Marculescu, Department Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UT Austin, USA. Additionally, included is a section on relevant recent announcements collated by our Associate Editor, Ishan Thakkar. I’d love to hear from the readers on what you would like to see in the subsequent newsletters. Feel free to provide any feedback/recommendations via email to me. Happy reading!